James P. Comer


Dr. James P. Comer is the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center. A member of the Yale medical faculty since 1968, Dr. Comer has dedicated his career to promoting a focus on child development as a way of improving schools.

In 1968 Dr. Comer founded the Comer School Development Program, which promotes the collaboration of parents, educators, and community members to improve social, emotional, and academic outcomes for children that, in turn, helps them achieve greater school success. Dr. Comer’s concept of teamwork has improved more than 500 schools throughout America.

Dr. Comer has written nine books, 150 articles for Parents magazine, and more than 300 syndicated articles dealing with children’s health and development and race relationships.

Dr. Comer has served as a consultant to the Children’s Television Workshop and to the Public Committee on Mental Health. In addition, he has served as a member of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy. Since 1994 Dr. Comer has been a member of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future. He has also been associated with the National Launch Committee for Americorps and the National Campaign to Reduce Youth Violence. Dr. Comer has been the recipient of 42 honorary degrees and has been recognized by numerous organizations for his excellence.

Dr. Comer received an B.A. degree from Indiana University, an M.D. degree from Howard University College of Medicine, and an M.P.H. from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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